Dental Implant Success Rate – Dr. Matiasevich – Santa Cruz Dentist
Dental Implant Success Rate
Our dental implant success rate is about 95%. There’s about 5% that sometimes fail, it’s generally with people who have some sort of uncontrolled systemic illness, whether they’re an uncontrolled diabetic or they have some problems as far as the way they heal. But even in those people who are either HIV positive, something like that, we still get the implants to fuse with the bone 95% or more of the time.
The nice thing about implants too is it doesn’t matter what age the person is. We have patients as old as they’re in their 90s and we put implants in. In fact we had a woman in here about three to four months ago and we put two implants in her; she’s 97 years old. She had very little bone but we found the bone and put the implants in and then we attached her denture and she’s happy, she’s enjoying life and she’s enjoying her teeth. It’s a great way to go.
As a second-generation dentist,Dr. Matiasevich was raised in Santa Cruz. Dr. Matiasevich completed his undergraduate work in economics at the University of California Irvine and then attended the University of Southern California for his dental degree.